CHRISTMAS GOODY BAG
This Christmas, I received a wonderful Sephora goody bag from my Aunt. It was full of great products from a bunch of brands that I love! She even threw in a Sephora gift card so that I could purchase any items after giving them a shot. The off-white makeup bag is a current staple in my purse. I love how versatile it is. I used it as a clutch at a recent party after realizing that I had nothing to go with my white ensemble. It was the perfect accessory! It's been about 3 months since I've been using these products and I'm finally ready to review. See what products were my faves!
WEN BY CHAZ DEAN Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner
As you all know, I could really care less about hair products. Needless to say, I loved the minty smell of this conditioner. This is how I used conditioner: Put a glob in my hand, run it through my ends, tie my hair in a bun, then do the rest of my shower things. I like to let the conditioner sit for a 3-5 minutes, to ensure that I won't have to brush my hair. :)
BOSCIA Tsubaki-Oil Infused Exfoliating Powder
I was so intrigued by this product and I didn't know what to expect! It suggests that for best results to mix with Tsubaki Oil instead of water, but y'all know I ain't got that. Less water = more exfoliation, more water = less exfoliation. It's kinda nice that you are in control of how much you'd like to exfoliate. This is my PM cleanser. It is gentle enough for every day use, but I know my skin is getting CLEAN and exfoliated. I haven't accidentally dumped out any extra powder, so that's a definite WIN.
GLAMGLOW Power Mud DualCleanse Treatment
GlamGlow products are like that cool girl in school that you wish you could be friends with. And what I really mean is that I cannot consistently afford their products. I hoard their samples for extra special occasions and was so excited to receive this DualCleanse treatment. I wear makeup everyday and some of those days, I am working in a restaurant, so my oil/dirt/ buildup situation is real. This clay to oil deep cleanse is my go-to product on Sundays. It is the best way to say detox my skin of the previous week.
ORIGINS Checks & Balances Face Wash
I identify as an oily girl but during the winter, my skin has dry spells too. This cleanser is wonderful for balancing my skin. It is the best for taking off a day's worth of makeup. It is full of aromatic essential oils, but the spearmint really comes through and is so refreshing. Use this day or night!
BUMBLE & BUMBLE Prêt-à-powder Dry Shampoo
Washing my hair is a pain in my ass, therefore I live for dry shampoo. I mostly love that it adds volume to my normally flat hair. I have to admit that I am not a fan of the application. I can never tell how much product I am putting in my hair. I have also noticed that it can make my hair rather tacky. I know it's not environmentally friendly, but I prefer my dry shampoo as a spray. I'll keep this around for hair emergencies!
OLE HENRIKSEN African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser
I love this foaming cleanser! It hydrates and nourishes the skin while smelling like a delicious cup of tea! Gentle enough for everyday use yet chock full of antioxidants and Vitamin C that strengthens, brightens, and firms the skin.
BOSCIA Konjac Deep Cleansing Sponge
I am such a fan of this sponge! It is formulated with Konjac root, which is a detoxifying dietary staple used in Japan. This sponge is great for gentle exfoliation, especially around the under eye area. This was the perfect tool for exfoliating dry, winter lips. Not sure if that use is suggested, but I highly recommend it. ;) There are a few different types of sponges with different types of clay. I am going to try a different one, just for fun. Replace this sponge every 3 months for optimal results.
SMASHBOX Be Legendary Lipstick in Magenta Matte
I am pretty sure this is my spirit lipstick. It is so bold and bright!! Magenta is the color of my energy. Do not even think about wearing this lipstick with dry lips! It is so incredibly matte that it accentuates every crease. Of course, I wear No Bleeding Lips-Secret Lip Liner underneath. This combination ensures my lips will stay perfect, all night long! Never leave home with out my legendary lipstick.